Chess Camp: Beginner - Intermediate (7/15-7/19)

Taught by author, director of Over The Chessboard, former #1 ranked woman in NC, and professional chess instructor for 20 years, Jessica Martin. Students will learn and practice:

• Tactical combinations
• Endgame techniques to win
• Different ways to make a draw
• Checkmate puzzles and patterns
• Opening theory and specific lines
• Positional ideas, planning, and strategies
• Analysis of Grandmaster games
• Review of games played by students

We will practice winning and losing with dignity and grace, with an emphasis on problem solving, collaboration, and sportspersonship! Children will take home a folder with the worksheets they have completed throughout the week, and we will have an in-house tournament with small prizes and an awards ceremony on Friday! All material is different from previous camps. No need to bring anything but a snack and water bottle.

*Campers must be rising 1st through 6th graders.

Note:

Davidson Parks & Recreation Refund Policy

Participants wishing to withdraw from a program will be issued a 90% refund when requested at least two weeks, fourteen (14) full days, prior to the scheduled start date. If a cancellation request is made less than two weeks, fourteen (14) full days, before the program start date, a 75% refund will be issued. If a cancellation request is made less than one week, seven (7) full days, before the registered program begins, a 50% refund will be issued. Participants wishing to withdraw on or after the start date of the program will not be granted a refund of any kind.

Cancellation requests due to an unforeseen medical and/or hardship condition must be made in writing no later than the first day the participant will be withdrawing to be considered for a refund. Participant requests will be reviewed case-by-case to determine whether a refund will be issued. In the event that a refund has been granted, the participant will receive a refund for any unattended days after the written cancellation request was made.

In the event that the Town of Davidson cancels a program, activity, or reservation, a full refund will be issued to all parties. If a program is cut short due to weather or unforeseen circumstance, every effort will be made to extend the program to honor the original scheduled length. In the case that an extension is not possible, refunds in the form of household credits will be made for the time missed.

Program Type Summer Camp
Program Subcategory STEM
Program Code -
Online Registration Yes
Enrollment Begin Date 2/23/2024 9:00 AM
Enrollment End Date 7/12/2024 9:00 AM
Instructor(s)
Jessica Martin Chess
Gender Any Gender
Enrollment Minimum 6
Maximum 24
Grade Minimum 1st
Maximum 6th
Age Minimum 6 years Enforced - As of date 7/15/2024
Maximum 11 years Enforced - As of date 7/15/2024
Resident
Available from 2/23/2024 9:00 AM
Residency Restriction Resident Only
Membership Restrictions -
Amount $325.00
Non-Resident
Available from 3/1/2024 9:00 AM
Residency Restriction NonResident Only
Membership Restrictions -
Amount $330.00
Monday - 07/15/2024
Start Time 9:00 AM
End Time 12:00 PM
Location Town Hall - Preserved Classroom (Room 106)
Tuesday - 07/16/2024
Start Time 9:00 AM
End Time 12:00 PM
Location Town Hall - Preserved Classroom (Room 106)
Wednesday - 07/17/2024
Start Time 9:00 AM
End Time 12:00 PM
Location Town Hall - Preserved Classroom (Room 106)
Thursday - 07/18/2024
Start Time 9:00 AM
End Time 12:00 PM
Location Town Hall - Preserved Classroom (Room 106)
Friday - 07/19/2024
Start Time 9:00 AM
End Time 12:00 PM
Location Town Hall - Preserved Classroom (Room 106)